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and everyone of us. >> it is time to act. there should be no more excuses. >> chief johnson along with the chief executive are calling for background checks and they want to see an end to the sale a full salt and assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines. he reiterated a plea to gun owners to make sure their weapons are properly stored. >> president obama said he would do whatever in the power his office holds. two children and -- 20 children and six adults were murdered by adam lanza. the nation could be at a tipping point and it is time to think about reinstating the assault weapons ban and also make it harder for the mentally ill to obtain a weapon. police say adam lanza was carrying an arsenal of ammunition when he opened fire at sandy hook elementary. >> we need to accept the reality that we're not doing enough to protect our citizens. >> the shooting has revived a dormant discussion gun-control. >> lettis finally passed -- and let us finally pass common sense laz. >> -- laws. sen. joe manchin says he is rethinking his position on gun control. >> i do not know anyone
and it appears those numbers are on the rise. the bushmaster rival adam lanza used in the newtown killings was legally owned and registered to his mother, nancy lanza. she was also a victim of her son from a murderous rampage. police say he shot her four times in the head before going to sandy hook elementary and shooting 20 schoolchildren and six female educators. gun sales are on the increase. according to maryland state police, and in november there were more than 7200 gun purchase applications filed. >> we are projecting over 8200 purchase applications for december to be processed. >> more than 46,000 applications were processed and at the end of 2012, state police project at least 62,000 will be handled. troopers will not speculate on why, but some reasons are apparent. the holiday season, high-profile crimes, and lawmakers who advocate measures to change on lot. >> i think when people see school children slaughtered, they get the message that something has to change. that is our hope. >> according to fbi crime statistics, last year maryland had 398 murders. to hundred 62 were committ
back to us only 15 same-sex licenses were awarded. some believe there was little advertising available to make sure everyone knew this was going to happen today. others are explaining that a lot of people prefer a spring rather than a winter wedding. the law takes effect january 1. the state requires a 48 hour waiting period. >> thanks, david. today is a history making day. washington state is the first state to legalize recreational marijuana use. adults over 21 can have no more than an ounce of pot and only use it in private. the new law conflicts with the federal ban on marijuana. it lacks specifics on how to regulate producers and growers. >> with the deadline looming and the nation closer to the edge of the fiscal cliff. president obama took his argument on the road again today. an update tonight. >> both sides are trying to sway public opinion their way. president obama travels to falls church, virginia and sat down with a kitchen table talk with a family. the vifert was meant to highlight the consequences of letting the tax cuts expire on the middle class. >> if this family has
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round of winter-like weather this weekend. we're just going to have to get used to it. it's one of the many locations where they will be loading up on salt to keep roads safe. in anticipation for the storm, maryland state highway administration deployed cruise early today pretreat and roads with salt brine to keep them is free. kreuz will be brought in at midnight to get a head start on this possible storm. they will be fully deployed in the metro area and we will have up to 2400 trucks statewide. officials are asking motorists to try to stay off the roads should this hit our area. >> we ask drivers to plan ahead. if you're planning to travel on saturday, weighed on until after the storm begins. give us time to get out on the road to assault and plow. -- to salt and plow. >> do drive with cautions on bridges and overpasses. nadia ramdas, wbal-tv 11 news. >> keep track of the storm as it advances on our iphone and android zambo. you can get the updated forecast -- android apps. click on weather. a law banning americans from -- bannging americans from adopting russians signed into
us with more. >> this announcement by fema and the obama administration is receiving shock by all elected officials in maryland. earlier today on capitol hill senators pleaded once again with the fema director for help. >> come down from national geographic to take pictures how clean we are. they want to hear the songs. right now we're singing the blues and we're singing them loud and clear and we're singing them here. >> the senator speaks wednesday at a sub committee on hurricane sandy on capitol hill expressing sadness and disbelief that fema denied the state's request for individual assistance for the residents on the shore affected by superstorm sandy. another senator pointed out that the state was spared from the scene that happened to the north locations still received 30 inches of snow and some counties were destroyed by flooding. >> you are suffering as any part or any community of this storm with homes that are not hasn'table. >> they have pledged to appeal the denial democratic state senator of the 38th district has expressed outrage saying "i cannot remember a public p
a knife. >> authorities say the officer attempted to use his taser, but it was not effective. >> the man continued to walk toward the officer with a knife. fearing for his safety, the officer discharges weapon. >> the suspect was taken to the hospital with a single gunshot wound where he was later pronounced dead. police say it is not clear why the man was behind the service station. that is part of the ongoing investigation. the condition of the officer is not known at this time. we do know the officer has been placed on routine leave pending the outcome of the investigation, which is typical for these kinds of cases. >> city police are working to identify the body found in the inner harbor. a passer-by discovered the body floating in the harbor along pratt street this morning. detectives are awaiting an autopsy to determine the cause of death. three baltimore county police officers being hailed as heroes after pulling in and from a burning truck. investigators say the man was driving saturday morning when he lost control and hit a light pole. we are told the truck and ignited but offic
radar and get the updated forecast every day. he used a cell phone to make a frantic call for help but when police showed up they arrested dion ware, charging the 20-year- old with murdering his 7-week- old son. >> dion ware was indicted today. a court charging document describes the troubling details. -- details he told police. indicted by grand jury, 20-year- old dion ware remains in central booking. the chargers are second-degree murder, assault, reckless endangerment july and child abuse. ware was found on the front steps with his 7-week-old kearri, asking someone to use their cell phone. he said he met stanton was making a strange noise like he was having trouble breathing. he tried to resuscitate him ware realized he was pushing too hard while doing cpr. he admitted holding his son and claimed as he tried to put the child into a playpen the boy fell out of his arms and kearri hit his side and fell to the hardwood floor. we're told he picked up his son and wiped his face and put him in the playpen. >> a store employee shot and killed someone who entered the store on baltimore
and drug offenses. police tell us so far no charges have been filed in this case. >> police are investigating two shootings this christmas. the most recent was at 7:30 this morning in northwest baltimore. officers responded to a call and found an adult male suffering from a shotgun would. in a few hours earlier, officers responded to a shooting in west baltimore. investigators say they found a person with a wound to his upper body. he was taken to an area hospital. no word on a suspect. an update on the double shooting. police have identified one of these victims. investigators say he was shot multiple times. he later died at the hospital. the second woman walked into a hospital. she is expected to recover. peace is at the top of the wish list for pope benedict, addressing people overlooking st. peter's piazza. he touched on china as part of his blessing and offered prayers for peace in syria, a solution to the crisis, and tolerance in china. the catholic church faces discrimination from the communist leaders. he also encouraged egypt to build a just and respectful societies
. this is turning into a big snowstorm in the northeast part of the country. for us, it will be breezy through the rest of the weekend. we will check the 74 cast in a few minutes. >> howard county police have arrested a man in connection with the string of burglaries. police say the 28-year-old is suspected in a burglary on december 21 when a woman found her truck outside of her home. police say he threw her jewelry as he fled. they have length him to 3 other. raced -- they have connected him to 3 other burglaries. baltimore city police investigating an early-morning shooting of a man in the northeast part of the city. around 2:30 this morning, officers responded to the report of a gunshot. when they arrived, they found the 38-year-old man had been shot in the arm. the victim was taken of the house bill to be treated. no word on his condition. today is the fourth day of kwanzaa. the museum celebrated by holding a family fun day. the celebration included an african marketplace, craft activities, and a kwanzaa ceremony. it is in connection with the exhibit. the theme this year was "a child shall
of assault weapon that adam lanza used to inflict some much harm. >> the people in maryland are all too familiar with the power of such weapons. >> in response to our inquiry, state police in maryland tell us there are more than 46,000 assault weapons legally registered in maryland. the argument is these weapons are so lethal and capable of killing and farming so many at one time there is no good reason for them to be legally -- killing and harming so many at one time, there's no reason for them to be legally available at all. the bushmaster used by john muhamed. for weeks he and li the surge -- while loading the family car at home depot, she suffered a bullet wound to the head. the bullet was fired from as much as 45 feet away. assault weapons are regulated just like handguns. buyers must go through a background check and wake up to seven days to take possession. but in the wake of connecticut, is it enough? >> we have all been changed by the life of innocent lives in connecticut. >> gov. martin o'malley after a meeting with his cabinet says that he is likely to introduce new bills abo
-class family could also in up paying more taxes because of the alternative minimum tax rate. stay with us as we continue to monitor the final hours of negotiations on air and on line. we'll have all the late breaking coverage and also a special section on our website that explains the situation in greater detail. just had to wbaltv.com. >> it new regulations are on the way about access to guns for the mentally ill. we have advanced details tonight. jayne miller is live in the newsroom. >> the task force will recommend a step sure to generate a lot of debate, taking guns away from people in certain cases. >> the findings are sure to be controversial. the task force includes police, gun rights advocates and mental- health professionals, is set to recommend steps to keep guns away from people with mental illness without unfairly discriminating against anyone. among recommendations, better training of police and school personnel to identify patterns of mental illness. develop a system to share information so that police who approved gun applications are better acquainted with the mental health syst
blood pressure. and the only one i use to relieve my cold symptoms without raising my blood pressure. coricidin hbp. >> less than 30 years -- hours until the new year's spectacular. they set up the fireworks this morning. the entertainment starts at 9:00 tomorrow at the dinner theater critic at the inner harbor and the theater. fireworks are at midnight. >> your forecast with meteorologist tony pann. >> i just learned something new. there's only one thing when want to know on new year's eve. how cold will i be in a dress? >> it is >>> >> that is the one thing people want to know. it will be cold but nothing unusual. 39 was the high temperature this afternoon, slightly below average. in 1990. we have some snow flurries this morning. if you were up early, he might have seen snow flurries in your neighborhood. the skies had cleared. the wind will diminish. the temperatures are going to drop quickly. we will end up in the low 20's in many neighborhoods. it is still breezy right now 18 miles an hour gusts at the airport. that puts the wind chill in the lower end of the 20's. you will want
north american heavyweight champ in a great fight over cunningham. thank you for being with us on this special edition of "fight night." >> what an outstanding evening of boxing action. and it closed out with the much anticipated rematch between adamek and cunningham. for chris mannix, freddie roach, b.j. flores, our entire staff, i'm kenny rice. thanks for watching. so long and happy holidays from bethlehem, pennsylvania. >> it is you are watching wbal- tv 11. this is 11 news m 6:00. >> our big story tonight is the high wind. it looks like it will take a while for things to die down. lowell, how is it looking? >> not bad. it was worse earlier today. the wind has died down and will continue to do so if through the evening. we saw wind gusts up to 45 miles an hour in some spots. downtown baltimore, 24 miles an hour. out west, it is still 21 miles an hour. they had 10 inches of snow in western maryland. ocean city had 21 miles per hour as well. current conditions at the airport, 37 degrees. the sustained wind is around 8 miles an hour of the west. a lot of folks are talking about
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